photography and the landscape
Friday, April 23, 2010
This photo was created at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts several years ago. When opening it up on the computer I was pleasantly surprised.....the image gave me the response I feel when looking at Old Master paintings.....it just has that quality to it. The folks at Kodak accepted the photo as a "Picture of the Day" and it was flasshed in Times Square, July 6, 2005
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I received this bowler many years ago from a friend to wear to an art opening in Poughkeepsie. It has been collecting dust for a good many of those years. I felt the hat would add some depth to the self portrait I was attempting, and the dust would add a texture uncommon to portraiture in general. The painted "Insulbrick" lends texture as well as direction, countering the tip of the hat. I deepened the shadows and subtracted some of the color which despite the gray skies was a bit more saturated then I anticipated.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tifft Nature Preserve is a place I visit often, the wildlife is abundant, a concept alien to urban living. Downtown is visible just a mile down the highway along with some industry in our rustbelt city.Tifft is a major layover on the Atlantic Flyway and will soon be bursting with migratory birds, some rare to see in our neck of the woods. Canada Geese (pictured here) are here all year, or at least seem to be. The breeding season is coming into swing and the trumpeting geese are a symphony after the long gray winter.